“Renowned Sculptor One of the First Black Men to Eat at Desegregated Woolworth counter in San Antonio”

“Richard Hunt, one of America’s most prolific public art sculptors and a groundbreaking Black artist, remembers eating at the Woolworth Building in Alamo Plaza on March 16, 1960, the day seven downtown San Antonio lunch counters began serving people of color.”
 
“Hunt, then 24, and his wife were among some 1,500 people at an NAACP rally on March 13, 1960, at the Second Baptist Church in San Antonio, calling for an end to segregation at lunch counters. Less than a week earlier, a Black man in Houston, Felton Turner, 27, was kidnapped and tortured by white supremacists in response to sit-ins that had begun there, according to newspaper reports.”
 
Read the full story here: https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Renowned-sculptor-one-of-the-first-Black-men-to-16098600.php
 
Renowned sculptor one of the first Black men to eat at desegregated Woolworth counter in San Antonio“. Scott Huddleston, Staff writer. San Antonio Express News. April 13, 2021 Updated: April 14, 2021 4:17 p.m.
 
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